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Connecting Law and Memory
September 20, 2016 /// 00:00 – September 22, 2016 /// 00:00
Kazerne Dossin, International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, the Belgian Federal Police, KZ Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg and the Council of Europe announce the ‘Connecting Law and Memory’ conference in Mechelen on 20-22 September 2016. This conference will focus on training courses in human rights for law enforcement and civil servants – based on Holocaust and genocide studies – with an emphasis on bringing together both civil servants (especially law enforcement) and museums & memorials from all over Europe with a special focus on our neighbouring countries, France, the Netherlands and Germany.The overall aim of the conference is to create a coordinating forum for sharing and benchmarking expertise, intending to strengthen the civil service resilience through discussion, reflection and dilemma training. This will offer tools and attitudes to prevent and resist racist, xenophobic, homophobic behavior or other forms of intolerance – frequently aggravated by peer pressure and/or group loyalty – within law enforcement and other civil service institutions.
The goal of the conference is to connect, link, share and benchmark of existing outreach programs, good practices and experiences. The conference will also demonstrate the strength of the programs to institutions wishing to reflect upon history in their present day context.